Oregon Architecture Industry Licensing
Licensing requirements for architecture industry firms and individuals in Oregon.
This page provides an overview of architecture industry licensing in Oregon for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.
Oregon Architecture Company Licenses
Oregon Architectural Firm Registration
This section applies to architectural firms that are applying for a license in Oregon for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.
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This section applies to architectural firms that are already licensed in Oregon and need to renew their license.
Registered firms will receive a renewal notice, through e-mail, in December.
Annually by January 31.
Within 60 days of the effective date of the change.
A change of firm name requires that you reapply.
Oregon Interior Design Firm License
Interior Design Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Oregon.
Oregon does not currently license or register interior design businesses.
Oregon Landscape Architecture Business Registration
|Agency:||Oregon State Landscape Architect Board|
$100.00 application fee + $225.00 registration fee + $50.00 initial statement of responsibility filing
Annually by the last day of the month that the registration was initially issued in.
Oregon Individual Architecture Licenses
Oregon Architect License
|Agency:||Oregon State Board of Architect Examiners|
|NCARB Certificate:||Not required|
|Completion of CE/PDH:||Required|
|Additional Experience:||Not required|
This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in Oregon for the first time.
$75-$150 application fee + $75 exam fee
This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in Oregon.
This section applies to architects that are already licensed in Oregon and need to renew their license.
Biennially by December 31. Registrations ending with an even number renew every even-numbered year and registrations ending with an odd number renew every odd-numbered year.
Oregon Interior Designer License
Interior Designer licensure is not required on the State level in Oregon.
Oregon Landscape Architect Registration
|Agency:||Oregon State Landscape Architect Board|
$100 application fee + $325 registration fee
Annually by the end of the month of initial registration.
Learn about architecture licensing in other states:
ARE (Architect Registration Examination) - Assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required to be a practicing architect.
AXP (Architectural Experience Program) - NCARB program for architectural internship, a requirement for licensure that occurs after filling the educational requirements.
BEFA (Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect) - An alternative NCARB certification that allows foreign architects to independently practice architecture.
COA (Certificate of Authorization) - The most common name of the registration required for firms to practice architecture in a given state.
Design Firm - Architectural firm registration is sometimes grouped with engineering and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.
NCARB Certification - Licensed architects have the option to become Certificate holders to signify that they have met national standards established by U.S. licensing boards for protecting public health, safety, and welfare. Certification also facilitates reciprocal registration in all 54 jurisdictions, 11 Canadian jurisdictions, and can be used to support an application for licensure in other countries.
Reciprocity - This is when a licensed architect in one state can provide documentation (often a NCARB certificate) to more easily apply for licensure in another jurisdiction.
State Board - Often referred to as the State Architects Licensure Board or Board of Architects, an individual state’s board serves as the regulatory authority for architects. The board qualifies and licenses individuals seeking architectural licensure. The board is responsible for preserving the public health, safety, and welfare of individuals who occupy built environments.
National Architecture Accrediting Board
NAAB establishes criteria for and accredits professional architecture degree programs in the United States.
The American Institute of
Architecture Students (AIAS)
AIAS is an independent, student-run group that promotes excellence in architecture education, training, and practice.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA is a voluntary professional organization for architects providing advocacy, information, and community.
The Association of Collegiate
Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
ACSA represents architectural education programs across the globe.
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
NCARB is the national organization representing the state registration boards.